Preppin and Primpin
I’m prepping the Cirrus R out for the coming Great Texas 300. It’s one of those things where it’s a damn far way to go, 22 hours driving, but it’s always a test of oneself and their craft. There aren’t many races out there anymore where we can stretch our legs out and drive it insane for 100 miles in a day and not turn around….so we’re in. Then it’s about 90 miles day 2, 45 miles day 3, and a 33 mile shorty day four.
Come to think of it, I’m not prepping much except checking over every bit on the Cirrus R, whipping splices, putting in waypoints, cleaning out my not used enough Camelback, and charging every piece of equipment my little paws can get a hold of.
My longtime crew, Kenny Monster, and I gave this race a shot a while back. I think we were fist to finish every leg, but lost out in the corrected time trophy after some down home big country shenanigans. Yeah, I said it…shenanigans. But that was then and this is now. I’ve got my crew, Dalton Tebo, groundcrew Rob (Robbob) Remmers ready to go. We are all ready to tackle the unknown off the sun laden and oven riddled coast of Texas. This is the last beachcat race with the comradeship of finishing, not just placing high on the list. It’s friggin difficult is what I’m sayin’. Last year was a gnarly ride up the coast and the forecast has gotten bigger for the start on next Wednesday off South Padre Island…..20 plus knots-six foot jackers and enough seaweed to satisfy Adam Richman’s taste. From what I remember Texas goes big, so I expect nothing less.
Just so you know I’m not lying, you can catch most of the action starting Monday. Here’s the live streaming schedule: ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME. So tack on an hour to our home time sugarplum. Click on the Great Texas Justin.tv Channel to catch what’s goin’ on ya’ll.
All kidding aside, we’re ready.
Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 am – 10:15: Leg 1 Analysis and Start at 10 am